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h. pylori exterminated, but atrophic gastritis remains

The cure of Hp usually requires antibiotics. Other things have been tried and have a weaker effect.

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Re: h. pylori exterminated, but atrophic gastritis remains

Post by mirjanna » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:34 pm

Hi,

As a veteran HB carrier, with still unresolved HP and AG (and IM), I was just wondering how you are doing now? And, just to clarify one more time - it is actually possible to revert atrophic gastritis once you resolve the bacteria?

All best,
M.


malcolm wrote:I just want to update this old thread to give hope to anyone undergoing treatment for h. pylori and AG:

After I posted about my eradication treatment and atrophic gastritis 2 1/2 years ago, I developed horrible acid reflux in the fall of 2011 (a few months after the treatment). Sometimes I would wake up nauseous in the middle of the night, and one time I tore my esophagus from vomiting so hard. A gastroscopy revealed some acid damage to the bottom of the esophagus and dark spots of AG were visible in my stomach.

I started on some medicine for the acid reflux, including a PPI, and they fixed the problem. 6 months later I stopped taking the PPI (I had stopped the other medicine earlier) and was fine after initially experiencing some return of the symptoms for a week. A little more than a year after the h. pylori antibiotic treatment, I had another gastroscopy and this time the black spots were no longer seen and I was told that my AG was almost completely gone (a 1 on a scale of 1 to 6). According to the doctor my risk for stomach cancer is no higher than if I had not had the infection.

It's been a couple of years and my stomach feels great, the best it's felt in years. I eat anything I want, and I love spicy food. I just want to say thank you to Dr. Marshall for his research and everyone here for their advice, and also I would encourage anyone who is infected to get it treated right away and to know that even though you may be experiencing horrible gastritis or acid reflux, with treatment there's a good chance that it will only be temporary.

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Re: h. pylori exterminated, but atrophic gastritis remains

Post by Helico_expert » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:12 am

yea... it's totally possible to revert back to normal after eradicating H. pylori. How many times have you been treated? when and what is your last treatment?

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